Irvine, Calif. (June 5, 2014) - Michael Baker International recently announced the election of Richard Beck, PWS, CPESC, CEP, and Lauren See, onto the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) – Western Chapter Executive Committee. Beck, who has served as President-Elect on the Executive Committee since 2011, will assume the role of Chapter President until April 2016. Lauren See will serve as Chapter Secretary through April 2016. Michael Baker International’s connection with SWS will foster interaction of wetland scientists and managers within the West Region and continue to strengthen the company’s position as an innovative and expert source of scientific/technical approaches to wetland projects.
“Mr. Beck is an exceptional Project Manager and a trusted resource in providing regulatory and restoration services throughout the Southwest region,” stated Rick Rubin, P.E., AICP, LEED AP, Senior Vice President, Regional Director at Michael Baker International for the west region. “To have both Richard and Lauren in leadership positions on the Chapter’s Executive Committee is not only a testament of their dedication to the betterment of their professions, but more importantly, to the communities and the environments they serve.”
Other members of the Executive Committee include academia (professors from California State University Sacramento, Northern Arizona University and University of Nevada); governmental agencies (California Regional Water Quality Control Boards and USDA Forest Service); and the private sector. The objectives of the Chapter are to encourage communication of wetland issues and research activities among members and interested parties within the Chapter’s boundaries.
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